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- Job Posting: GIS and Database ManagerThe GIS and Database manager will be a part of American Forests (AF) Operations team, reporting directly to the Director of Conservation Technology. The manager will provide hands-on leadership on a broad range of data and technology at AF, including data and information development through complex spatial analysis; database The post Job Posting: GIS and Database Manager appeared first on American Forests.
- Action Alert: Plant More Trees in CitiesTrees are vital to the well-being of people who live in cities. Trees help purify the air they breathe and water they drink. They also cool homes, which reduces heat-related illnesses and energy use. And they capture and store carbon, which helps mitigate climate change. But in many cities, particularly the low-income neighborhoods, trees The post Action Alert: Plant More Trees in Cities appeared first on American Forests.
- Action Alert: Bring Our Forests Back to LifeIconic national forests in America are being devastated by drought, pests, disease and wildfire. Climate change super charges all of this. The Reforestation Act of 2019 would bring damaged areas in these forests back to life by providing the U.S. Forest Service with the tools and resources its foresters need to plant an additional The post Action Alert: Bring Our Forests Back to Life appeared first on American Forests.
- Statement of American Forests on the Trillion Trees ActThe introduction of the Trillion Trees Act from Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR) and nine additional Republican co-sponsors adds new energy from the GOP to the growing bipartisan movement to leverage America’s forests for slowing climate change. While forests alone cannot solve climate change, they can play a very important role alongside actions like The post Statement of American Forests on the Trillion Trees Act appeared first on American Forests.
- Redlining—and Greening—of Cities. What’s the Connection?The practice of redlining city neighborhoods legally ended in the 1970s. But the negative impacts of nearly four decades of this practice can still be felt today—including when it comes to trees. A new study shows that formerly redlined neighborhoods have far fewer trees than those that were not redlined. People in formerly redlined neighborhoods, therefore, The post Redlining—and Greening—of Cities. What’s the Connection? appeared first on American Forests.
- Matsui, Sarbanes, Fortenberry Lead Bipartisan Effort to Help Homeowners Plant More Trees and Reduce EnergyWASHINGTON, D.C. – On January 15, 2020, Reps. Doris Matsui (D-CA), John Sarbanes (D-MD), and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) introduced The Residential Energy and Economic Savings (TREES) Act, a bill to help homeowners lower energy costs, reduce stormwater runoff, and mitigate the effects of climate change by planting more trees. The bill creates a new The post Matsui, Sarbanes, Fortenberry Lead Bipartisan Effort to Help Homeowners Plant More Trees and Reduce Energy appeared first on American Forests.
- What Can College Students Do to Fight Climate Change?The time is fast approaching when it will be too late for the world to address the danger of climate change. At American Forests, we pride ourselves on being on the forefront of climate action in the U.S., but there is still more work to be done. Throughout our history, we have tackled The post What Can College Students Do to Fight Climate Change? appeared first on American Forests.
- Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), State: MDDescription Location Montgomery, MD The post Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) appeared first on American Forests.
- Job Posting: Senior Director of Urban ForestryJob Title: Senior Director of Urban Forestry Department: Conservation Programs Reports to: Vice President of Urban Forestry FLSA Status: Exempt Updated: January 6, 2020 SUMMARY: The senior director of urban forestry is responsible for planning, strategizing and overseeing implementation of American Forests’ urban initiatives. Responsibilities include: A. Direct the Urban The post Job Posting: Senior Director of Urban Forestry appeared first on American Forests.
- New Year’s Resolutions(Credit: USFS Region 5) Happy New Year! In the spirit of the season, here are some suggested resolutions that you might make to help care for the environment by protecting and restoring forest ecosystems (including the one in your neighborhood). Here are four to get you started: Plant some trees. Whether you The post New Year’s Resolutions appeared first on American Forests.